Student Landscape Architect Part-Time, 12 month FTC

Student Landscape Architect (Part-Time, 12 month FTC)

Find out exactly what skills, experience, and qualifications you will need to succeed in this role before applying below.
Greenwich, London, SE10

This post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

About Us

Created in March 2017, The Royal Parks is a charity that supports and manages 5,000 acres of historic and precious parkland across London. Millions of Londoners and tourists visit our beautiful sites, which offer unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital, as well as a refuge for nature.

We look after eight of London’s largest open spaces; Hyde Park, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James’s, Bushy and The Regent’s Parks, and Kensington Gardens. We also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner.

We are now seeking a part-time Student Landscape Architect to join our team on a 12 month fixed-term contract with flexible hours to meet study needs.

The Benefits

- Salary of £22,090 - £23,500 pro rata per annum
- 26 days’ annual leave pro rata, plus public holidays
- Pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Health Cash Plan and Private Health Insurance

This is an incredible opportunity for a landscape-focused student or graduate to gain valuable industry experience while contributing to the development and conservation of an iconic green space in London.

In this exciting role, you will have the chance to assist with the restoration of our much-loved Greenwich Park which is being generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. These projects aim to celebrate, protect and restore the Park for generations to come, providing better facilities, learning, training and volunteering opportunities.

Not only will you be learning from a talented Project Team and collaborating with contractors, consultants and other stakeholders, you will help open doors for other students by identifying ways that they can get involved with projects too.

Sound interesting? If you have ambition, are eager to learn and have the skills we’re looking for, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As a Student Landscape Architect, you will support the delivery of the landscape elements of the 'Greenwich Park Revealed’ project in Greenwich Park.

Offering a wide range of learning opportunities, this role will see you involved in the technical aspects of our landscape projects and you will gain valuable insight into the technical design, tendering, construction and handover stages.

In addition, you will act as a link between our programme and the student landscape architect community, raising awareness of our work and identifying and developing learning opportunities for other students and with the wider profession.

Some of your duties will include:

- Helping to produce drawings and information
- Carrying out surveys and recording and documenting key information
- Supporting the delivery of workshops, events, meetings and activities
- Helping us to deliver projects in partnership with university students

About You

To join us as a Student Landscape Architect, you will need:

- To hold, or be enrolled on a course leading to a graduate or postgraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Management or equivalent professional qualification
- Experience of contributing to the design development of landscape projects in a studio setting
- Experience of carrying out research, writing reports and listening to and incorporating the ideas of others
- Experience of organising events, activities or engaging and/or motivating peers to participate voluntarily in extracurricular learning
- Good IT skills and/or a willingness to learn AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Sketchup or similar, and MSOffice
- An active interest in expanding your skills, experience and knowledge of landscape design, historic landscape restoration and park management

Student membership of an appropriate professional institute, such as LI, CiH, or similar, would be advantageous to your application.

This is a part-time role, working one or two days a week and over the holidays. There may be the occasional requirement for out of hours and weekend working, with time off in lieu or overtime given instead.

We are able to offer flexibility around working hours, so you are able to meet your existing study/work commitments.

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2021
Interviews to be scheduled for: w/c 25th October 2021

Other organisations may call this role Landscape Management Student, Student Project Co-ordinator, Trainee Landscape Designer, Junior Project Co-ordinator, or Trainee Landscape Project Co-ordinator.

Webrecruit and The Royal Parks are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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